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Try Eating Only These Gluten Free Foods For A Week and You May Find Your Long-Term Discomfort Disappears.

Try Eating Only These Gluten Free Foods For A Week and You May Find Your Long-Term Discomfort Disappears.

Memories of a lifetime are made from cereal bars, bagel breakfasts and whole wheat bread sandwiches. Relishing pasta dishes leave many salivating in a notion of the perfect meal plan. So you learn how to mix, knead, and fold away munching on plain rye ‘air sandwiches’. The love for bread becomes an unparalleled understatement. Then the maladies begin….

You start feeling bloated. There are bouts of diarrhea and constipation. You are always just tired. You feel dizzy and off balance. Hormonal issues arise with unexplained infertility, PMS and all the rest. You have migraine headaches. Swelling, pain and inflammation begins in your fingers, hips or knee joints. And to top it all, you are constantly filled with anxiety and depression.

A whole list of possibilities [1]are laid out for what it could be and may be.

To make things worse, the above symptoms are usually couple with diagnosis of autoimmune diseases [2] such as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, Ulcerative Colitis, Rheumatoid arthritis, Lupus, Psoriasis, Multiple sclerosis or Scleroderma.

And the doctor merely dismisses most issues to be “just stress”

The Truth Unveiled – Gluten Intolerance

You set off on an obsessive quest, researching and experimenting all health solutions. Yoga, acupuncture, veganism, apple cider vinegar! And all are to no avail!

You never assume that the main culprit to be wheat until you get the chicken skin on the back of your arms [3] (Keratosis Pilaris) . You are told that is usually fatty acids and Vitamin A deficiency which is secondary to gluten damaging the gut with mal-absorption.

And then guess what? You realize you are gluten intolerant. No more bread pudding? How can this be? Wheat is such a deeply ingrained part of everyday existence!

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What Actually Happened to Patients with Gluten Intolerance

Gluten intolerance is when the body cannot break down or digest gluten protein that is found in grains like wheat. Gluten sensitivity ranges from mild cases to extreme Celiac disease [4] . This severe condition is caused by gluten consumption leading to small intestine damage. Studies [5] indicate  that even if the test for Celiac is negative; gluten sensitivity is a possible case. Gluten-free” becomes a necessity, not just a choice. “Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity” is bound to affect almost all body tissues, including the skin, the stomach endocrine system, and even the brain.

It causes much more damage than gastrointestinal distress. The myriad of conditions and symptoms is broad, and testing is limited. Many are left misdiagnosed. You realise “gluten-free” is not just some fad diet to be flaunting at brunch break cafés.

When you are gluten sensitive, you cannot eat wheat rye or barley as your body cannot absorb the protein from any of these grains. A possible cross contamination [6] leaves many avoiding oats as well. Avoiding these grains is one way, but they their way into various processed foods and avoiding them totally takes skills of label reading and constant vigilance.

The only way to tell if you are gluten sensitive is by fully eliminating it from your daily diet.

Let go of embracing dough of life? All of these lists of what not to eat leaving you startled? The question is what you can eat now.

To get started launch with the most common foods known to be gluten free.

Top 10 Gluten-Free Foods You Cannot Miss

1. Fruits and vegetables

    Fruits and vegetables need to be a top priority of any diet. They are more crucial if you happen to have Celiac Disease. Make sure they are fresh fruit and vegetable and no canned or packaged and prepared for convenience.

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    Low in fat, calories and sodium delivering mineral and vitamins varieties , fruits and vegetables are great antioxidant sources. Also rich in fiber, they help to lower cholesterol levels keeping you full.

    2. Meat

      Meat is safe provided you get it from a butcher and not prepackaged with possible gluten traces.

      3. Milk

        Regular milk that is not flavored or in the form of a milkshake is gluten free.

        4. Fish

          A great omega 3 fatty acid source like meat best bought fresh from a fish market-not pre-packaged.

          5. Yogurt

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            Plain yogurt is best but if you want flavor, make sure to read the package for ingredients.

            6. Cheese

              Make sure to check packaging prior to consumption. However, cheese should be safe for the most part.

              7. Rice

                Rice is gluten-free except for repackaged flavored rice.

                8. Salt and pepper

                  These are safe ingredients.

                  9. Grains without gluten

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                    Besides rice other gluten-free, starchy products are :

                    Cassava, Beans, Quinoa, Sorghum, Buckwheat, Soy, Flaxseed, Arrowroot, Chia, and Nut. Do check all labels. Keep in mind that cross contamination is possible if these items were prepared with gluten products.

                    10. Beverages

                      Be aware that beers ales, lagers, and malt drinks do contain gluten. Avoid those. Spirits and wines are gluten free. Hard liquor has precise distilling process making it safe as well.

                      There you go. Let go of the strain of what to eat. Many alternatives, as well as foods, are free of gluten naturally.

                      Bonus: Gluten-Free Recipe – Rissotto Soup

                      Let us launch into the gluten free motion with with a springtime relishing recipe of a ‘Risotto soup [7]’ delight

                        Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil, 2 cups chopped onion, 2 teaspoons grated lemon rind,3/4 cup Arborio rice or other short-grain rice, 3 (14 1/2-ounce) cans fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth, 2 cups (1-inch) sliced asparagus (about 1 pound),2 cups coarsely chopped spinach, 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg,1/2 cup (2 ounces) grated fresh Parmesan cheese

                        Procedure:

                        1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat.
                        2. Add onion; sauté 2 minutes.
                        3. Add lemon rind; sauté 2 minutes.
                        4. Add rice; sauté 3 minutes.
                        5. Stir in broth, and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes.
                        6. Stir in asparagus, spinach, and nutmeg; cook, uncovered, 2 minutes or until asparagus is crisp-tender.
                        7. Top each serving with cheese. Serve immediately.

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                        Last Updated on October 23, 2019

                        50 Habits of Highly Successful People You Should Learn

                        50 Habits of Highly Successful People You Should Learn

                        If you’re like me and really into self-development, you’ve probably read many of the thousands of self-help books out there on the market. But also like me, you probably find all the information a bit overwhelming.

                        That’s why I wanted to do the self-less task of taking the most important, life-changing lessons I’ve drawn from these books and condensed them into fifty key points.

                        Here’re 50 habits of highly successful people you should learn:

                        1. Believe It to See It

                        Our minds tend to focus on what’s happening around us and refuse to see what could happen. Only when you trust in what’s possible and dare to dream big, big things can happen for you.

                        2. See Problems as a Wonderful Gift

                        While others only see problems and give up, successful people use the problem as a lesson to find improvement in themselves or the task at hand.

                        3. Keep Looking for Solutions

                        Even if they’re knee-deep in problems, successful people will still put all of their focus on finding solutions.

                        4. Remember It’s All About the Journey

                        Successful people are conscious and methodical in creating their own success. They don’t sit around doing the bare minimum, hoping success finds them.

                        5. Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway

                        There’s so much fear on the road to success, but instead of letting that fear control and limit them, successful people do a good job of just forging ahead regardless.

                        6. Always Ask Productive Questions

                        It’s all about asking the right questions. Successful people make sure they are questions that will elicit information for a more productive, creative and positive mindset moving forward.

                        7. Understand the Best Waste of Energy Is Complaining

                        Successful people know that choosing to see the negative side of things will only create a useless and unproductive state.

                        8. Don’t Play the Blame Game

                        Taking responsibility for actions and outcomes is a form of empowerment that you can build your success upon. While the act of blaming others or outside circumstances takes this empowerment away from you.

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                        9. Maximize Your Strengths

                        Not every successful person is simply more talented than the rest, but they do use what they know they’re good at to achieve more successful results.

                        10. Be in It to Win It

                        Successful people are busy, productive and proactive. Instead of sitting around over-thinking and over-planning a great idea, they just take a step towards it no matter how small.

                        11. Know That Success Attracts Success

                        People who are successful surround themselves and seek out like-minded people. They understand the importance of being part of a team and forge win-win relationships.

                        12. Actually Choose to Be Successful

                        Dreaming big is a massive part of being successful even if your dream seems impossible. Ambition is a mindset that needs to be a daily conscious choice.

                        13. Visualize, Visualize, Visualize!

                        You’ve got to see your success in your mind’s eye even before it comes. Successful people clarify and get that certainty about what they want their reality to look like rather than being mere spectators of life.

                        14. Be a One-Off Original

                        Successful people look for what’s working and then create a unique spin on it. Imitating only regurgitates other people’s ideas with no originality.

                        15. The Perfect Time to Act Is Now

                        Waiting for the right time to act is basically procrastination wrapped up in an excuse. Successful people know there’s never a perfect time so they may as well just do it now.

                        16. Keep Learning, Keep Growing

                        Continuous learning is the key to a successful life. Whether it’s academic, being a student of life or actionable learning, it’s all about expanding your knowledge and personal development.

                        17. Always Look on the Bright Side of Life

                        Successful people have the knack for finding positive aspects in all people and circumstances no matter what.

                        18. Having a Bad Day? Do It Anyway!

                        We all have bad moods but it shouldn’t be an excuse to stop everything. Giving into a bad mood just stop-starts your life, slowing success way down.

                        19. Sometimes Risky Business Is Needed

                        Calculated risks are a must for success. It’s about weighing the pros and cons while moving forward with that element of trust.

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                        20. Accept Challenge All the Time

                        Dealing with problems head-on is a must to be successful. Successful people also face challenges in order to improve themselves.

                        21. Make Your Own Luck

                        In the mindset of a successful person, there’s no such thing as ‘luck’ or ‘fate’. They take control to actively and consciously create their own best life.

                        22. Ignite Your Initiative

                        While many people are reactive, successful people are proactive – taking action before they have to.

                        23. Be the Master of Your Emotions

                        Being effective at managing emotions is key on the road to success. That’s not to say successful people don’t feel like we all do, but they’re just not slaves to their emotions.

                        24. Champion in Communication

                        Consciously working on effective communication skills gets anyone closer to success.

                        25. Plan Your Life Strategically

                        Successful people’s lives aren’t a clumsy series of unplanned events and outcomes, they methodically work at turning their plans into a reality.

                        26. Become Exceptional at What You Do

                        To become exceptional, you typically have to do things that most won’t. To become successful, hard decisions need to be made and acting on them is crucial.

                        27. Choose to Live Outside of Your Comfort Zone

                        While many people are pleasure junkies and avoid pain and discomfort at all costs, successful people understand the value and benefits of working through the tough stuff that most would avoid.

                        28. Live by Core Values

                        Successful people firstly identify their core values and what’s important to them, then do their best to live a life that reflects these values.

                        29. Realize Money Isn’t Everything

                        Money and success are not interchangeable and the most successful people understand this. Putting money on a pedestal and equating it to success is a dangerous mindset to have. Success comes in many forms.

                        30. Don’t Get Carried Away

                        Successful people understand the importance of discipline and self-control and as a result they are happy to take the road less travelled.

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                        31. Self-Worth Is Not Tied to Success

                        Successful people are secure. They do not derive their self-worth from what they own, who they know, where they live or what they look like.

                        32. Kindness Breeds Kindness (And Success)

                        Generosity and kindness is a common trait among long-term successful people. It’s important to take pleasure in helping others achieve.

                        33. More Humility, Less Arrogance

                        Successful people are humble and happy to admit and apologize for mistakes. This is because they’re confident in their ability. They are happy to learn from others and happy to make others look good rather than seek their own personal glory.

                        34. Change Opens New Doors

                        People who are successful are adaptable and embrace change, while the majority are creatures of comfort and habit. They are comfortable with, and embrace, the new and the unfamiliar.

                        35. Success Requires a Healthy Body

                        It’s not just how you think, it’s about how you show up for success. Successful people understand the importance of being physically well, not for vain reasons but because being in tiptop condition creates a better personal life for success.

                        36. Laziness Just Doesn’t Exist

                        Successful people are never considered lazy. Yes, they can relax when they need to, but working hard is their game.

                        37. Resilience by the Bucket Load

                        When difficulty strikes, most would throw in the towel, but successful people are just warming up.

                        38. Feedback Is Just Another Chance to Improve

                        How people react to feedback determines their potential for success. Being open to constructive criticism and acting on it to improve is most seen in those who are successful.

                        39. Your Vibe Attracts Your Tribe

                        If people are hanging out with toxic and negative people, then they need to take a look at themselves. Successful people hang out with others who are positive and supportive.

                        40. Can’t Control It? Forget It

                        Successful people don’t invest time or emotional energy into things which they have no control of.

                        41. Swim Against the Tide

                        Successful people are not people-pleasers and they don’t need constant approval from others in order to move ahead.

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                        42. Alone Time Is Valuable Time

                        More self-worth means being more comfortable with your own company. Successful people are more happy and see the value in spending time alone.

                        43. Self-Standard Is Higher Than Most

                        Everyone has a choice to set high standards for themselves. Successful people do this, which in turn produces greater commitment, more momentum, a better work ethic and of course, better results.

                        44. Failure Isn’t Rationalized

                        While many use age, health, lack of time, ‘bad luck’, or lack of opportunity to explain away their failure, the key to success is finding a way to succeed despite facing these challenges.

                        45. Down Time Is an Important Part of a Routine

                        Having an off switch and taking time to do things that make them happy is a common trait of a successful person. Take a look at here The Importance of Scheduling Downtime.

                        46. Career Isn’t Who You Are, It’s What You Do

                        Successful people know their career isn’t their identity. They are multi-dimensional and don’t define themselves by their job.

                        47. Be Interested in Only the Path of Resistance

                        While most people look for the easiest way or the shortcut, successful people are more interested in the most effective way. They look for the course of action which will produce the best results over the long term.

                        48. Follow Through

                        Many spend their life starting things that they never finish, but successful people get the job done. Even when the excitement and the novelty has worn off they still follow through and finish.

                        49. Invest in All Your Dimensions

                        We’re not just physical and psychological beings, but emotional and spiritual creatures as well. Successful people consciously work at being healthy and productive on all levels.

                        50. Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

                        To obtain success, it’s important to practice what you preach. Successful people don’t talk about the theory, they live the reality.

                        So there you have it, a summary of what I’ve learned from self-help books. But of course, you need to start taking actions so you will get closer to success too.

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